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Hypersensitivity is an exaggerated response by the immune system to a drug or other substance.
Phase 3 trial: NEXAVAR tablets fail to meet primary endpoint in HER2-negative breast cancer patients

Phase 3 trial: NEXAVAR tablets fail to meet primary endpoint in HER2-negative breast cancer patients

Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., an Amgen subsidiary, today announced that an investigational Phase 3 trial of NEXAVAR (sorafenib) tablets in patients with advanced breast cancer did not meet its primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival (PFS). [More]
Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA Injection for treatment of DME shows improvement in visual acuity

Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA Injection for treatment of DME shows improvement in visual acuity

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that in the Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), EYLEA 2 milligrams (mg) dosed monthly (2Q4) and EYLEA 2 mg dosed every two months (after 5 initial monthly injections, 2Q8) showed a sustained improvement from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at week 100 (2 years), compared to laser photocoagulation. [More]
Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]
New research opens up potential new therapeutic targets for hard-to-treat food allergy

New research opens up potential new therapeutic targets for hard-to-treat food allergy

New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. [More]
Medac Pharma's Rasuvo injection gets FDA approval for RA, pJIA and psoriasis

Medac Pharma's Rasuvo injection gets FDA approval for RA, pJIA and psoriasis

Medac Pharma, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new molecules and improving the effectiveness of existing medicines, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Rasuvo, a subcutaneous injectable methotrexate (MTX) therapy delivered in an auto-injector for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and psoriasis. [More]
New method to repair pain

New method to repair pain

A study published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience by Yves De Koninck and Robert Bonin, two researchers at Universit- Laval, reveals that it is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity using a new method that involves rekindling pain so that it can subsequently be erased. [More]
Researchers discover how metal beryllium triggers deadly immune response in the lungs

Researchers discover how metal beryllium triggers deadly immune response in the lungs

Using exquisitely detailed maps of molecular shapes and the electrical charges surrounding them, researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the metal beryllium triggers a deadly immune response in the lungs. [More]
UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, a global biopharmaceutical leader, and Dermira, Inc., a privately held US-based dermatology company, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for the development and future commercialization of Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) in dermatology. [More]
Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford launches clinical trial for treatment of tinnitus caused by noise trauma

Henry Ford Health System has launched a clinical trial to investigate a new drug for the treatment of tinnitus, a chronic ringing of the head or ears that affects more than 600 million people worldwide. [More]
OAB and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome show considerable overlap

OAB and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome show considerable overlap

There is considerable overlap between symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and those with overactive bladder, US researchers have shown. [More]
Celgene: OTEZLA phase III study for psoriatic arthritis meets primary endpoint

Celgene: OTEZLA phase III study for psoriatic arthritis meets primary endpoint

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), today announced results of additional analyses from the phase III clinical trials of OTEZLA, the Company's oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4). [More]
Bayer HealthCare seeks EU marketing authorization of EYLEA for macular edema following BRVO

Bayer HealthCare seeks EU marketing authorization of EYLEA for macular edema following BRVO

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bayer HealthCare today announced that Bayer HealthCare has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). [More]
Merck enrolls first patient in reformulated raltegravir Phase 3 trial for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Merck enrolls first patient in reformulated raltegravir Phase 3 trial for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the company's global Phase 3 clinical trial, ONCEMRK. [More]
NEJM publishes results from SOLO I Phase 3 clinical trial of ORBACTIV for ABSSSI

NEJM publishes results from SOLO I Phase 3 clinical trial of ORBACTIV for ABSSSI

The Medicines Company today announced the publication of the results from the SOLO I Phase 3 clinical trial of ORBACTIV (oritavancin), an investigational intravenous antibiotic treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI), in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

SYNERA can help prevent needle stick pain associated with superficial IVs

Galen US Incorporated today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a labeling change that allows SYNERA® (lidocaine and tetracaine) topical patch to be used at home. [More]
New antibody appears to block sensations of pain, itching in mouse model

New antibody appears to block sensations of pain, itching in mouse model

Duke University researchers have found an antibody that simultaneously blocks the sensations of pain and itching in studies with mice. [More]
FDA approves Takeda's Entyvio for severe active ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

FDA approves Takeda's Entyvio for severe active ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., has announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) simultaneously approved a new biologic therapy, Entyvio™ (vedolizumab), for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). [More]
GSK reports positive results from Incruse Ellipta and Advair Diskus combination therapy in COPD patients

GSK reports positive results from Incruse Ellipta and Advair Diskus combination therapy in COPD patients

GlaxoSmithKline plc today presented data at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) from a late-stage clinical study. [More]
Innate immune response may warn of chronic multisite musculoskeletal pain

Innate immune response may warn of chronic multisite musculoskeletal pain

An enhanced innate immune response may be an indicator of the onset or prolongation of chronic, multisite musculoskeletal pain, cross-sectional study findings suggest. [More]
Endo acquires worldwide rights to Zogenix' sumatriptan injection

Endo acquires worldwide rights to Zogenix' sumatriptan injection

Endo International plc announced today that affiliates of the company have completed the acquisition of worldwide rights to Sumavel® DosePro® (sumatriptan injection), a needle-free delivery system for subcutaneous use, from Zogenix, Inc, for $85 million in cash and rights to additional cash payments based on the achievement of certain commercial milestones. [More]